worKS Kennett Square

WorKS Kennett Square - Social Stylate

Creativity abounds in Kennett Square! This past fall Tara Dugan, owner of vintage home goods boutique Scout & Annie, opened worKS Kennett Square! “I created worKS to deliver a new shopping experience to Kennett Square, both in terms of location and concept.  Shoppers will discover authentic, handcrafted, curated and high quality goods, proudly presented by some of the region’s top makers and dealers,” says Dugan.

The concept store, located in a restored 1950’s garage a few blocks away from The Creamery (a beer garden that opened this summer), features a curated group of artisans and retailers who offer handmade, vintage and one-of-a-kind goods. Dugan says, “The artisans and makers who call worKS home are part of a larger community of Philadelphia area makers and dealers whose products stand above the rest. I had worked with many in the past, and was anxious to have them in the dealer mix at worKS.  Their different specialties are what makes worKS special, and their collaborations are fantastic!”

The vendors at worKS are…

Alessandra Manzotti – An Italian photographer that captures everything from portraits to luscious seascape images.

The American Collector – A Philadelphia-based antique shop that re-purposes salvaged items for another generation.

Arden + James – Arden + James founder Bri Brant creates totes, crossbody bags and clutches from raw, natural materials like leather, waxed canvas, and dyed linen. Every aspect of each piece (from the hammered copper rivets to the etched designs) is handcrafted by Bri in her home studio. Named Best Of Philly 2016.

WorKS Kennett Square - Social Stylate

Chairloom – A custom furniture designer from Ardmore, Pennsylvania who specializes in sourcing vintage and antique seating which we offer for sale along with expert reupholstery and restoration services.

Conversion – Philadelphia-based shop that carries an array of US made home goods, gifts, and furniture along with an ever changing variety of vintage pieces.

WorKS Kennett Square - Social Stylate

+Details By Inside Lines – A charming retail shop that combines vintage and contemporary style to create unique and beautiful accessories and home décor.

Eastcote Lane – A vintage furniture supplier based in Wayne, Pennsylvania.

Kindred Postal by Merely Mere – A line of beautiful cards from talented calligrapher and artist Mere Langer.

Jabberwocky & The Boys – One-of-a-kind jewelry made from the classics of sterling and stones, but also a variation of metals held together by lost wax casting techniques.

Malena’s – Well-curated collection of vintage clothing and accessories.

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Pam Lau Ceramics – Domestic handmade ceramic work by Pam Lau of Lincoln University.

Pyknic – Pyknic is a quirky food-centric apparel and quality lifestyle goods brand featuring graphic t-shirts, socks, mugs, and more.

Vinewoods Forge – Spectacularly crafted pieces to light up your home or garden, made from metal, wood, and stone.

Zoet Bathlatier – Zoet Bathlatier is a line of artisan candles and apothecary products who’s goal is to provide a sense of renewal and well-being.

432 S. Walnut Street Kennett Square, PA 19348 – Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday, from 11am to 5pm.

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Social Stylate’s Holiday Wish List

This December is the perfect time of year to hint at all of the makeup products you’ve run out of and point out that cute sweater you’ve been eyeing on the mannequin in the window. Here at Social Stylate, we’ve been thinking about all of our favorite things that we’ve been wanting to find under our Christmas trees this season.

 

Social Stylate Holiday gift picks

Prints and velvet are two styles that are very hot right now. Maybe not to be worn together… but Lauren loves the GILI Leather Printed Saddle Bag & the Schutz Porsha Velvet Boots.

Kelly‘s all about staying warm this holiday season. Whether it’s layering your lashes or wrapping yourself up in a cozy throw, the Battington Lashes in Bardot & West Elm Faux Fur Bold Stripe Throw are perfect to do the job.

Rachel‘s been feeling bold with her fashion choices lately. It’s no wonder she chose the daring LOFT Faux Fur Vest & Kevyn Aucoin Black Dahlia Lipstick from Houppette.

As the weather gets colder, Carroll is warming up her house every chance she can get. Between the House Industries Salt Glazed Tumblers & Eberjey Sweater Weather Robe from Houppette, consider the job done.

New year, new Aly. On her wishlist is a Linda Richards Pom Pom Fur Hat from No. 109 & a makeover from Houppette.

Sydney is feeling like treating herself this season and what better way to do it than Kindred’s Nightly Nourish from Houppette & a Tularosa Long Shag Coat?

Eyeing those Dora Rain Boots and the Bare Minerals Wish List Eyeshadow Palette from Houppette is our very own Colleen who’s been looking to switch up her style this season.

Jordan is crazy about getting her hands on that Hair Tie Bangle from No 109 & the Michael Stars top from ELLIE.

At Social Stylate, we’re always on top of the latest trends in the fashion world. Seeing as style is our job, a few things were bound to catch our eyes. Now, I know your mom is probably asking you what you want for the holidays and you probably don’t know what to tell her. Hopefully this list will help you clear the air and you can stop making her wait! She did raise you, you know.

 

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No. 109 Holiday Look Book

 

WIth the holiday quickly approaching we are gearing up with gift guides, special events, exciting promotions and more for our clients!  We put together this gorgeous holiday look book for client  No. 109 to showcase what the gorgeous fashion store owner Heather Robitzer hand-picked this season. From chic evening dresses to stylish everyday looks and accessories, this look book has a little something for all customers. Our photographer Carly Abbott captures the true meaning of beautifully edited clothing that this boutique has to offer.  Tis’ the season for high-end holiday fashion!

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Boss Lady: Danielle Bouchat-Friedman

Boss Lady is a series that shares personal insights from creative women in business. This week we sit down with Danielle Bouchat-Friedman, associate editor of Delaware Today and editor of Delaware Main Line Bride and 302Health. Danielle reveals the exciting hustle of the news business and shares her insider tips for how you can be a boss lady in the industry too.

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1. Tell us a little about yourself and your career.
I grew up in Pittsburgh and I think from a very young age I knew I wanted to be a writer. In middle school, my eighth grade English teacher Mr. Diskin had us keep a daybook, which was essentially a diary that he would read and grade. We had to write a minimum of five entries a week, but I always wrote more, because I just loved writing. It came naturally to me. I graduated from The University of Delaware with a BA in English with a concentration in Business and Technical Writing. I also received my Masters in Professional Writing from Chatham College. My first job was at The News Journal. I became addicted to the fast pace of it—the deadlines and the unpredictable hours. From there, I moved to Westchester, N.Y., where I worked for a small weekly newspaper covering the city of New Rochelle. I got out of the newspaper business for a bit when I got a job as an editor for a science textbook company. But I desperately missed the excitement of the newsroom. I returned to Delaware and became the beat reporter for the Hockessin Community News, another weekly. For almost two years, I have been with Today Media—I am currently Associate Editor of Delaware Today, where I write the monthly StyleSpy column. I am also the editor of Delaware/Main Line Bride and 302Health, both published twice a year.

2. What made you want to work in the publishing world?
Believe it or not, I specifically remember watching the 1989 “Batman” movie starring Michael Keaton and Kim Basinger. Basinger played Vicki Vale, a beautiful newspaper reporter. I remember watching the movie and thinking her job was so exciting. I was so enthralled with how much ‘power’ she seemed to have in such a male-dominated field! (Obviously at the age of eight, I didn’t understand that it was her sexuality that she often used to her advantage.)

3. Describe a typical workday.
There really is no typical workday for me, which can be both fun and a bit stressful. In the magazine world, we are always working many months ahead, so planning and organization are very important skills to have. I am always jotting down potential story ideas, researching trends and keeping up to date on new businesses that are opening. I try and write at least one web exclusive article per week for DelawareToday.com, depending on what I have going on; I also write our weekly Dining Insider blog, which is included in our weekly newsletter; I write all branded content articles for Delaware Today and Delaware Business Times; I write the monthly StyleSpy column for Delaware Today and anything else my editor assigns me; I am also in charge of Delaware/Main Line Bride and 302Heath, our bi-annual publications. Although they only come out twice a year, I am always researching trends, topics and story ideas; writing articles, assigning stories and planning photo shoots, and maintaining relationships with local businesses. That is a skill that I learned early on as a weekly newspaper reporter that I think has carried me through this business. I think it is very important to nurture those relationships, and I a make a huge effort to do so.

4. How has the publishing industry changed since you started your career?
To say the publishing industry has changed is of course a gross understatement. I think the key, however, is to embrace change, and the new opportunities the Internet has created. Delaware Today is able to reach such a larger audience now with the help of social media and our website, but we are also very lucky that print journalism, in particular magazine journalism, is still thriving. People love to say that print is dead—When they say that, they are mixing newspapers, monthly magazines, and weekly magazines as if they are all the same—but they’re not. In the past decade, my role as a journalist has expanded to now include such tasks as: posting to many/all social media platforms, like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram; knowing how to write for the web, including how to write SEO-friendly headlines; taking photos and video; and using software such as Photoshop and InDesign.

5. What inspires you and fuels your creativity?
I get to meet so many interesting and amazing people and tell their stories—how many people can say that? For StyleSpy, I often think about my grandma—she had impeccable style. She and I were shopping buddies growing up—I hope I inherited a bit of her fashion sense. I am also a voracious reader, so I am always looking to tell a story that has yet to be told. If the story has been told, I want to find a way to tell it differently or better for our readers.

6. Who is a Boss Lady that you admire and why?
I have met so many amazing women over the years, but a woman who is a constant source of inspiration in my life is my younger sister, Sydney. Eight years my junior, she is currently a senior financial risk governance analyst for Key Bank while also earning her MBA from the Kelley School of Business getting straight A’s I might add!

7. What advice do you have for women in business?
Women—especially in this field, need to have confidence in themselves and their abilities. I think women are still afraid to voice their opinions or ideas, and that needs to stop. I think it’s important to always keep your finger on the pulse at all times—my editor knows I am reliable and can always come to me for story ideas. Simply put, my best advice is to work hard, but to squeeze in a little fun, too.

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Danielle would like to thank Michalyn Falco and Gina Davis, from Pagave Salon and Spa, for doing her hair and makeup.

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